Hannes Högni Vilhjálmsson, Associate Professor
[Socially Expressive Computing Group]
[Center for Analysis and Design of Intelligent Agents (CADIA)]
School of Computer Science
[Reykjavík University]
Menntavegur 1, 101 Reykjavík

Tel: +354 599 6323
Fax: +354 599 6301
EMail: hannes(æ)


You can download [my CV in PDF format] (updated August 2017)

Short Bio

I joined [Reykjavík University] in the summer of 2006 where I am doing research in the area of intelligent avatars and interactive virtual environments with emphasis on social interaction and online collaboration. Before arriving at Reykjavík University, I spent three years as a Research Scientist at [University of Southern California’s Information Sciences Institute] (ISI) where I was a member of the Center for Advanced Research on Technology for Education (CARTE). In 2005 I co-founded [Alelo Inc]., a Los Angeles based start-up in social training technologies. In 2009 I co-founded MindGames ehf in Reykjavik, which developed and published the first mind-controlled iPhone game. I completed my Ph.D. in Media Arts and Sciences from the [MIT Media Laboratory] in 2003. My dissertation dealt with how to improve online collaboration in shared virtual environments by using a model of face-to-face conversation to animate avatars, representing each of the participants. I received my M.S. in Media Arts and Sciences also from the MIT Media Laboratory and have a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Iceland.